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Indians, Juan Uribe agree to 1-year deal

The veteran infielder had been linked to the Tribe all winter.

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The Indians are in agreement on a 1-year deal with third baseman Juan Uribe, according to's Ken Rosenthal. Buster Olney of reports that Uribe will earn close to $5 million on the contract.

Uribe has been linked to Cleveland since the Winter Meetings, and will provide the team with a veteran option to pair with Giovanny Urshela and Jose Ramirez at third base. Uribe has also been linked to the Giants and Yankees this winter, but it appears as though Cleveland has been the most aggressive suitor.

Uribe, who turns 37 in March, split last season between the Dodgers, Braves and Mets, hitting .253/.320/.417 with 14 home runs in 119 games. The Indians will be his seventh major-league team, as he has spent time with the Rockies (2001-03), White Sox (2004-08), Giants (2009-10), Dodgers (2011-15), Braves (2015) and Mets (2015).

Uribe is a lifetime .256/.303/.421 hitter with 192 home runs in 15 major-league seasons. He returns to the American League for the first time since 2008, when he was with the White Sox.